Healthcare-associated infections: Clostridium difficile infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report
20 Jun 2018
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 21 March 2018.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Clostridium difficile infections. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. 

On 1 January 2016, ECDC started the coordination of surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in acute care hospitals in EU/EEA countries. ECDC’s surveillance protocol provides a standardised tool for hospitals to measure and monitor CDI incidence rates, linking epidemiological and microbiological data.